They say you should love your enemy, which is why despite the damage tequila's done to his organs, the man behind Crazy Homies has basically created the world's most doted-on distillation, now pouring in The Chamucos Clubhouse: a new basement bar thematically aligned via a huge mural of Mexican jungle and beach scenes, as well as scattered Day of the Dead-style skeletons.
"Chamucos" is 100% blue agave, made in a Mexican mountain town with water drawn directly from the rock, despite his attempts to fight workers off with a People's Elbow. Now, the deep-devotion part: they play the stuff classical music throughout the entire distillation process, all of which is overseen by women only, due to their "natural lightness of touch", and because the Hiring Committee were all dudes fresh off the Sampling Committee.
The tequila finds its way into seven margs, some beer-aided lageritas, and original combos like the Toreador (w/ apricot liqueur & lemon) and the Devil's Punchbowl, which you'd expect would be spiked with Beelzebubbly, but actually rounds out the tequila with hibiscus and tamarind.
Helping brace your stomach against the agave assault is a lengthy Mexi-menu stretching from fat Baja shrimp burritos to "melting pork" picadillo quesadillas -- an enemy you'll love, but that'll make you way too big to fit in even the hugest mural.
Published: July 23, 2012 at 2:00am EDT
125 Westbourne Park Road Notting Hill
London, W2 5QL
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